Earth Day began in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly. The first celebration was held in the US after a devastating oil spill, and is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement.
Activities associated with the day often include planting trees, raising awareness about recycling, volunteering for green projects, and reducing the amount of energy people consume.
Salisbury is a community full of people and groups consciously exercising mindful care of the place in which we live. If you would like to find out more about the groups, activities and simple actions you could take in Salisbury to help the environment, please contact Karen Linaker on 01722 434697.
In the meantime, just five simple things you can do now are: carry a bag for life, eat a little less meat, cycle more, turn off the lights when you leave a room, reuse your plastic bottle.